Loaded Cauliflower Bake

Do you ever have moments where you want to come up with additional ways to eat vegetables that the whole family will enjoy? Do you get curious by all the recipes for cauliflower that you find on the internet? I know I sure do. This recipe for loaded cauliflower bake falls into that category. This…

Dairy Free Taco Casserole

Dairy Free Taco Casserole I found a recipe similar to this one in one of those mini cookbooks you can find at the grocery store checkout line. So help me I used to have a real problem with those little cookbooks. For a long time, I could not go through the checkout without purchasing one…

Double Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

Muffins make me happy – so does baking first thing in the morning before anyone else is awake. This chocolate zucchini muffins recipe dates back to our café days. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. I recently adjusted it to accommodate my new gluten intolerance. DOUBLE CHOCOLATE ZUCCHINI MUFFINS Yield: 12…

Trail Mix

Trail Mix Anyone else grow up with a love for trail mix or is it just me? I have fond memories of standing in the kitchen helping my dad measure out ingredients for homemade trail mix to take on backpack trips with his scout troop. This is my allergy friendly version. The beauty is you…

Granola for Breakfast

Granola for Breakfast It has taken me years to come up with a good granola recipe and I just love eating granola for breakfast. I make this breakfast granola every other month or so. Sometimes I make such a large batch that I do not have to make it again for a few months. This…

Dairy Free Cottage Cheese Muffins

Dairy Free Cottage Cheese Muffins My mom used to make the full dairy version of these dairy free cottage cheese muffins when I was a kid. When I had early morning swim practice, she would send me with a few of these in my bag to make sure I had something good to eat between…

Brown Sugar Glazed Salmon

Brown Sugar Glazed Salmon Is there anything tastier than a nicely cooked piece of salmon? I think not. That is why I adore this recipe for brown sugar glazed salmon. Typically I like to cook my salmon from fresh not frozen, but that cannot always be done. If you are going to be using a…

Eggplant and Tomato Frittata

Eggplant and Tomato Frittata Years back we were gifted by a local friend and winemaker with a ton of fresh eggplant from the winery’s garden. While my whole family adores eggplant, I was feeling pressed to find ways to eat it. I came across this recipe for eggplant and tomato frittata and gave it my…

Old Fashioned Shortbread

Old Fashioned Shortbread A few years ago I was asked to cook some shortbread from a vintage cookbook for a fundraiser at the local women’s club. These old fashioned shortbread cookies were what I made. It was interesting to cook something from a really old cookbook. In the past they were not so big on…